1859 LOUISVILLE SLAVE BILL OF SALE FOR $1,500 in full

Know all men by these presents, that I, Garland of the City of Louisville, State of Kentucky have this day sold to A. Throckmorton my servant man Frank, for the sum on One thousand dollars – five hundred dollars CASH in hand, & the remainder in six months from date. I warrant Frank to be sound and healthy at this time, and also that he is a slave for life. I further covenant and agree with said Throckmorton to defend the title to Frank against the claims of all persons whatsoever.

Witnessed my hand this 11th day of August 1859 E. Garland.

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Source: online dealer | http://www.roi.us/bhistory11.htm

 

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